Holy Family Catholic Church

“Cherish the Past, Celebrate the Present, Create a Bright Future”

15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713
Office: 302.368.4665
Religious Ed: 302.368.8976
parish@holyfamilynewark.org

Parish Staff

Rev. Mark Kelleher, Pastor
Rev. Michael J. Cook, Associate Pastor
Rev. Antony William Rajayan, Priest in Residence

Deacon: Mr. Joseph Certesio

Director of Liturgical Music
Mr. Richard Mitchell, III

Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Mrs. Marylou Draper


Parish Offices

15 Gender Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 368-4665

Parish Outreach
Parish House
(302) 861-0143

Religious Education Center
(302) 368-8976
21 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713

Christ the Teacher Catholic School
2451 Frazer Road
Newark, DE 19702
302-838-8850

Mission Statement

Holy Family Parish, Established 1979

Holy Family Parish is a welcoming community of faith rooted in the Roman Catholic Tradition. As members of the Body of Christ, we are a multicultural and multigenerational parish called to share our gifts and talents. Our experience of worship in Word and Sacrament compels us to witness to all people through catechesis, service and evangelization.

The Feast of Pentecost, The Year of Jubilee, 2000



Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation: begins in Fall of Grade 2 (minimally)
First Eucharist: begins in Spring of Grade 2 (minimally)
Confirmation: takes place in Grade 10 (minimally)
Adult Confirmation: (18 and older)
Diocesan guidelines are followed for all sacraments. Please consult DRE/YM for more information.

Baptisms: Celebrated during Sunday liturgies or on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month. Please call the Parish Office to schedule.

Matrimony: Consult parish priest at least one year in advance and before any plans or decisions are made.



Scheduled Meetings and Chairs

Pastoral Council: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7 PM in the Adult Education Room

Finance Council: Every 1st Thursday of the month (closed meetings)
Executive Officer: Larry Bucci